History: Nisenan Maidu Tribe faced diseases and persecution

"The northeastern Sacramento Valley and nearby Sierra foothills of the early 19th century were home to the Nisenan, a southern tribe of the Maidu culture.

Many Nisenan moved seasonally between the valley floor and the foothills. Archeological evidence shows that Rocklin’s Clover Valley was probably one of the most densely populated areas at times.

In the late 1820’s Euro-Americans established camps on Nisenan lands, bringing their diseases with them."

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Nisenan first settlers of Clover Valley (The Placer Herald 5/17)

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